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Judge proposes PG&E power restrictions for next California fire season

10 Jan 2019

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. judge on Wednesday proposed restricting utility PG&E Corp from using power lines deemed to be unsafe during high winds in the 2019 California fire season, adding another complication for the California utility as it faces billions of dollars in wildfire liabilities.

U.S. appeals court backs Trump administration bid to deport some Iraqis

20 Dec 2018

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. appeals court on Thursday backed the Trump administration in its attempt to deport from the United States about 100 Iraqi immigrants who had been convicted of crimes years ago.

U.S. appeals court narrows order on Trump birth control rules

14 Dec 2018

SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowed an order that had blocked President Donald Trump's administration from enforcing new rules that undermine an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide insurance that covers women's birth control.

U.S. appeals court will not restore Trump asylum order

08 Dec 2018

SAN FRANCISCO A U.S. appeals court handed President Donald Trump a defeat on Friday when it refused to allow his order barring asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally to take effect, while a court challenge proceeds.

Trump administration calls U.S. judge's asylum ruling 'absurd'

20 Nov 2018

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday said it would continue to defend President Donald Trump's decision to make immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico ineligible for asylum, after a federal judge temporarily blocked the policy.

U.S. judge blocks Trump asylum restrictions

20 Nov 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked an order by President Donald Trump that barred asylum for immigrants who enter the country illegally from Mexico, the latest courtroom defeat for Trump on immigration policy. | Video

City of San Francisco threatens court action over Trump's acting AG

12 Nov 2018

SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco's city attorney on Monday questioned the recent appointment of a new acting attorney general, saying in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice that his office may take court action if the DOJ does not provide a legal justification for the designation.

Exclusive: In test case, U.S. fails to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls - sources

28 Sep 2018

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. investigators failed in a recent courtroom effort to force Facebook to wiretap voice calls over its Messenger app in a closely watched test case, according to two people briefed on the sealed ruling.

Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

18 Aug 2018

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance. | Video

Concerns over U.S. court backlog grow with rising border prosecutions

09 May 2018

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO At the height of President Barack Obama's crackdown on illegal crossings from Mexico seven years ago, San Diego's federal courts were so clogged that immigrants arrested near the border sometimes slept on the floor of border patrol stations for days before seeing a judge. | Video

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As shutdown lingers, Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union address

With the partial U.S. government shutdown dragging into its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny the president the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.